SPJ Region 5 Conference in Chicago April 6, 7
Early Bird Registration Ends March 22!
Veteran journalist and association leader Alison Bethel McKenzie moves into the Society of Professional Journalists' executive director role this month with a mission to fight for press freedom and to elevate SPJ's work.
Jonathan Eig captures the life of a legend in his best-selling autobiography of "The Greatest" man in sports, Muhammad Ali.
These two prominent journalists will headline the Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 conference April 6-7 in Chicago -- and you're invited.
The conference, open to journalists, students and supporters of a free press, will feature more than 15 sessions led by more than 30 professionals and educators on the most important topics in journalism.
- Hear the story behind WBEZ's multimedia investigation into gun violence in Chicago, learn the do's and don'ts of podcasting and how to find truth in science.
- Discover strategies for listening to your community, explore new approaches for building trust and experiment with apps for scraping data.
- Join in discussions on the way newsrooms should address the Me Too movement, build trust with diverse communities and prepare for the impact of Alexa and other smart speakers.
- Educators, let's talk about what J-schools should be teaching.
- Professionals, check out SPJ's new Facebook training program.
- Students, share your resume with hiring managers and enjoy well-deserved recognition at the Mark of Excellence Awards ceremony.
For more information on the conference and to register, go to https://www.spj5conference.com/